All I want for Christmas is a Solid Seven!

December 24, 2001 1:15 AM
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Hello all, and a Merry Christmas to all! It doesn’t take too much to make Keno Lil happy, and this year all I want is a solid seven! I’ve decided to play a way ticket, an eleven way seven, since eleven is another of my favorite numbers. Now you can make a nice 11 way 7 by marking 19 numbers, and grouping them 4-4-3-3-2-2-1. Each of the four spot groups plays into 4 of the seven spot ways, each of the three spot groups plays into 4 of the seven spot ways, each of the two spot plays into 4 of the seven spot ways, and the one spot, or “king” plays into 5 of the seven spot ways, so the ticket has a good balance.

Here are the ways: 4-3 = 4 ways
4-2-1 = 4 ways
3-3-1 = 1 way
3-2-2 = 2 ways

If I play the ticket for a dollar per way, it’ll run me $11.00 per game, and at half price $5.50 per game. But I’ll probably find a game that’ll let me play it for 15 cents per way, at $1.65 per game, or $8.25 for a five game multi. Why? Because a 15 cent solid seven pays around $1,200 plus change at most games, safely under the tax limit.

Here’s a sample of the ticket:

And here are the odds against a paying catch on the ticket: 7 / 7; 3765.36
6 / 7; 133.85
5 / 7; 13.33
4 / 7; 2.95

On a scale of one to five spikes, with five being the highest, Keno Lil rates the 11 way 7:

Well, that’s it for now. Good luck and Happy Holidays! I’ll see you in line!